I'm on the book of Proverbs right now. During my listening room, one particular verse caught my attention and spoke to me in a special way.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
This is how my Life Application Bible Interprets the verse:
There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord. Some people commit their work only superficially. They say the project is being done for the Lord, but in reality they are doing it for themselves. Others give God temporary control of their interest, only to take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. Still others commit a task fully to the Lord, but put forth no effort themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed. We must maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him, while working as of everything depended on us.
Interestingly, this seems to be the theme for my day. I started the day with this thought, and ended the day, chancing upon this verse.
I was just thinking, so often, we treat God like He's a genie in a bottle, asking for things to go our way.
Lately, I have made some personal discovery. I realized that I can live my life in fullness only when I surrender my all in all. Whatever we think is best for us may not really be the best for us. When I tell God, whatever I do, all I want is just to glorify Him, to worship Him by putting in my best efforts.................. I get amazing results. It's hard to explain this, one has got to experience it to understand this feeling of freedom. This feels like getting a pair of wings.